Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 15–16
Competitors 60 from 22 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres event was part of the athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on August 15 and 16, 1920.

Sixty sprinters from 22 nations competed, while Estonia's sole athlete in the event, Reinhold Saulmann, was entered but did not start the 100 m.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 10.6(*) United States Donald Lippincott Stockholm (SWE) July 6, 1912
Olympic Record 10.6 United States Donald Lippincott Stockholm (SWE) July 6, 1912

(*) This was the only officially ratified world record in 1920, but there have been at least four runs in 10.5 seconds at that time. (see the records prior the 1912 Summer Olympics.)

In the final Charlie Paddock equalized the Olympic record with 10.6 seconds.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Hill (GBR) 11.0 Q
2  Mario Riccobono (ITA) 11.2 Q
3  Marcel Gustin (BEL)
4  Ichiro Kaga (JPN)
5  Paul Hammer (LUX)
6  Jan de Vries (NED)

Heat 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  René Mourlon (FRA) 11.2 Q
2  August Sørensen (DEN) 11.3 Q
3  Erik Lindvall (SWE)
4  Ahmed Khairy (EGY)
5  Purma Bannerjee (IND)

Heat 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Loren Murchison (USA) 10.8 Q
2  Willie Bukes (RSA) 10.9 Q
3  Albert Heijnneman (NED) 11.0
4  Vojtěch Plzák (TCH)

Heat 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Hunt (AUS) 11.0 Q
2  Félix Mendizábal (ESP) 11.2 Q
3  Frank Irvine (RSA)
4  Bjarne Guldager (NOR)
5  Nils Sandström (SWE)

Heat 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Vittorio Zucca (ITA) 11.4 Q
2  Cor Wezepoel (NED) 11.5 Q
3  Leonard Dixon (RSA)
4  August Waibel (SUI)
5  Alex Servais (LUX)

Heat 6

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Morris Kirksey (USA) 11.0 Q
2  Josef Imbach (SUI) 11.0 Q
3  René Lorain (FRA)
4  Johan Johansen (NOR)
5  Jaime Camps (ESP)
6  Giovanni Orlandi (ITA)

Heat 7

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Paul Brochart (BEL) 11.4 Q
2  René Tirard (FRA) 11.7 Q
3  Diego Ordóñez (ESP)
4  Jean Colbach (LUX)
5  Eduard Hašek (TCH)

Heat 8

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Charlie Paddock (USA) 10.8 Q
2  Harry Edward (GBR) 10.9 Q
3  Carlos Botín (ESP) 11.2
4  Shinichi Yamaoka (JPN)
5  Edmond Médécim (MON)

Heat 9

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Émile Ali-Khan (FRA) 11.0 Q
2  Victor d'Arcy (GBR) 11.1 Q
3  Rolf Stenersen (NOR)
4  Dimitrios Karambatis (GRE)
5  Sven Malm (SWE)

Heat 10

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Harold Abrahams (GBR) 11.0 Q
2  Alexandre Penton (CAN) 11.1 Q
3  Giorgio Croci (ITA) 11.2
4  Harry van Rappard (NED)
5  Reinhold Saulmann (EST)

Heat 11

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Jack Oosterlaak (RSA) 11.0 Q
2  George Davidson (NZL) 11.1 Q
3  Agne Holmström (SWE)
4  Fritiof Andersen (DEN)
5  Jean Lefèvre (BEL)

Heat 12

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Jackson Scholz (USA) 10.8 Q
2  Marinus Sørensen (DEN) 11.2 Q
3  Cyril Coaffee (CAN)
4  Julien Lehouck (BEL)
5  Asle Bækkedal (NOR)

Quarterfinals[edit]

Quarterfinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Harry Edward (GBR) 10.8 Q
2  Loren Murchison (USA) 10.9 Q
3  René Mourlon (FRA) 11.0
4  William Hunt (AUS) 11.2
5  Mario Riccobono (ITA)

Quarterfinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  William Hill (GBR) 11.0 Q
2  Félix Mendizábal (ESP) Q
3  Willie Bukes (RSA)
4  August Sørensen (DEN)
5  Vittorio Zucca (ITA)

Quarterfinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Charlie Paddock (USA) 10.8 Q
2  Émile Ali-Khan (FRA) 10.9 Q
3  George Davidson (NZL)
4  Harold Abrahams (GBR)
5  Cor Wezepoel (NED)

Quarterfinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Jackson Scholz (USA) 10.8 Q
2  Jack Oosterlaak (RSA) 11.0 Q
3  Josef Imbach (SUI) 11.1
4  René Tirard (FRA) 11.2
5  Alexandre Penton (CAN) 11.4

Quarterfinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Morris Kirksey (USA) 10.8 Q
2  Paul Brochart (BEL) Q
3  Victor d'Arcy (GBR)
4  Marinus Sørensen (DEN)

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Harry Edward (GBR) 10.8 Q
2  Jackson Scholz (USA) 10.9 Q
3  Morris Kirksey (USA) 11.0 Q
4  Jack Oosterlaak (RSA)
5  Félix Mendizábal (ESP)

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Charlie Paddock (USA) 10.8 Q
2  Émile Ali-Khan (FRA) 10.8 Q
3  Loren Murchison (USA) 11.0 Q
4  Paul Brochart (BEL)
5  William Hill (GBR)

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Charlie Paddock (USA) 10.6 =OR
2  Morris Kirksey (USA) 10.8
3  Harry Edward (GBR) 11.0
4  Jackson Scholz (USA) 11.0
5  Émile Ali-Khan (FRA) 11.1
6  Loren Murchison (USA) 11.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 1920 Summer Games: Men's 100 metres. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2014-01-31.
  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report.  (French)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 11 August 2007.  (Polish)